Open Wolf Cup
The Open Wolf Cup (OWC) was a weekly tournament run by Wolf. Anyone could enter, with a few reserved spots for contest winners and former champions. The prize pool was around $50 each week, starting with the second cup, when Ipp donated $50 to further hype the tournament. Sponsor "Dr. X" provided more prize money, with OWC10 having $100, and OWC11 sporting $200.
The idea for the Open Wolf Cup came when Wolf wanted to have events to cast. Wolf stumbled upon TeamLiquid, and found it to be a great resource for finding great people to play in tournaments. The first cup occurred right before phase one of the beta ended, with no prize pool, and no notable players.
After the great success of the first two cups, Wolf decided a weekly tournament would be a great way for good players to get their names out there, as player nEAnS had done in the first cup.
The Open Wolf Cups happen at 3:00 PM EDT every Sunday. For now, the tournaments take place only on the US server. There are plans for EU and Asia server OWCs, or worldwide OWCs if Blizzard decides to open up cross-realm play.
- There are sixty-four player slots
- The tournament is run in Single-elimination "best of one" (Bo1) format until the semifinals, with maps determined by the tournament administration. Both players eliminate maps until there is one remaining. That map is used. Higher seed player eliminates first.
- The semifinals will be played in “best of three” (Bo3) format. The first map in a Bo3 match is determined by the players' eliminations (see above). Then the loser chooses one of the remaining maps. The loser of the first map starts to vote.
- The Finals are played in a "best of five" (Bo5) format. The first map is decided by elimination, while the rest are losers choice.
The current OWC maps are as follows:
- Lost Temple
- Steppes of War
- Scrap Station
- Delta Quadrant
- Xel'Naga Caverns
- Blistering Sands
- Agria Valley
Winners of Former OWCs
|Cup||Date||Winner||Score||Loser||Prize ($ USD)||Ps||Replays|
|Cup 1||2010-06-06||nEAnS||3 : 1||iEchoic||-||64|
|Cup 2||2010-07-11||MorroW||3 : 0||HuK||$50||64||Replay Packs from: Ipp (MorroW) / Siraz / GosuGamers|
|Cup 3||2010-08-01||KawaiiRice||3 : 0||Sinatra||$75||64||Replay Packs from: Kawaii / Sinatra / Siraz|
|Cup 4||2010-08-08||HuK||3 : 1||Capoch||$50||64||Replay Packs from: Capoch / Antimage / iEchoic / Siraz|
|Cup 5||2010-08-22||KawaiiRice||3 : 0||Suppy||$50||64||See recap thread|
|Cup 6||2010-08-29||MorroW||3 : 0||KawaiiRice||$50||64||Wolf's Replay Pack|
|Cup 7||2010-09-05||Fenix||3 : 1||MorroW||$50||64||Wolf's Replay Pack / Fisher's Replay Pack|
|Cup 8||2010-09-12||MorroW||3 : 1||KawaiiRice||$50||64||Wolf's Finals Pack|
|Cup 9 (EU)||2010-09-26||MorroW||3 : 0||Jimpo||$50||64||Wolf's Finals Pack|
|Cup 10||2010-10-03||Fenix||3 : 1||KawaiiRice||$100||64||Wolf's Finals Pack|
|Cup 11||2010-10-10||Zelniq||3 : 2||DdoRo||$200||64||Wolf's Finals/Semifinals Pack|
|Cup 12||2010-10-24||TT1||3 : 2||Levin||$250||64||Wolf's Replay Pack|
|Cup 13||2010-10-31||Fenix||3 : 2||TT1||$250||64||Wolf's Replay Pack|
|Cup 14||2010-11-07||Levin||3 : 1||Stalife||$250||64||Ipp's Replay Pack|